Williams Closes In On Lead At Western Am
Aug. 1, 2012
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - Chris Williams shot a sizzling 6-under 66 in the second round of stroke play at the Western Amateur Championship on Wednesday and enters Thursday's final round of stroke play one shot off the lead.
Williams, who was the 2011 medalist at the tournament, is one of 54 golfers that will advance to Thursday's final round of stroke play after the field was cut from 156 golfers. Joining Williams in the initial cut is two-time Western Amateur champion and Husky teammate Cheng-Tsung Pan, who is tied for 9th in stroke play.
Williams' 66 tied for the low round of the day. He had a remarkable nine birdies on the day, but also had to count a bogey and double bogey. He is 6-under overall and tied with Lorens Chan for second.
Oklahoma's Abraham Ancer leads at 7-under.
Pan, the 2009 and 2010 Western Amateur medalist, shot 4-under 68 on Wednesday and is 4-under overall. His 68 included an impressive eight birdies, but were countered by a pair of bogeys and a double bogey.
After Thursday's final round at Exmoor Country Club, the top 16 golfers will advance to two days of match play.